Ken Vehec, Ph.D

2000- 2007      Barry University, Orlando, FL

                        Doctorate in Leadership, Education and Counseling

                        Degree awarded 12/2007.   GPA: 3.815


1998-2000       Troy State University, Orlando, FL

                        Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology.

                        Degree awarded 5/2000. GPA: 3.88.


1997-1998       University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

                        Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

                        Degree awarded 5/1998. GPA: 3.52 /3.79 (in major).


1995-1997      Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

                        Associate of Arts in General Studies.

                        Degree awarded 5/1997. GPA: 3.72.

 

2007-present     TORRIS CREATIVE CONSULTANCY, Orlando, Fl and Pittsburgh PA
Counseling Psychologist

Private practice specializing in Sport and Entertainment Psychology. Counsel professional and amateur athletes in areas of motivation, self confidence, goal perspective, neurophysiology and its relationship to mood state and athletic performance. Current areas of concentration: Golf, Arena Football, Football, NFL Players Association, Hockey and Sport Themed Assisted Living Facilities. Counsel and Advise Entertainers on the development and maintenance of stage persona, ego control, motivation, crowd mentality and the adversity of touring.


2003- present   UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA,
Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Professor for General Psychology, Sleep and Dreams, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and other undergraduate courses.


2010-2013       VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, Orlando, FL
Program Coordinator, My HealtheVet

Direct and supervise the implementation of an online program which connects 90,000 Central Florida veterans electronically to the Veterans Administration. Provide veterans with Secure Messaging to discuss medical conditions with their Primary Care Provider and healthcare team via email.

Veterans are able to refill prescriptions online, access to their lab work, see pending appointments, view and download their healthcare progress notes. Reduce workloads for providers and their teams by decreasing time spent returning phone messages or seeing walk in patients through the use of electronic communication.

Create and train provider care teams in nine outlying Central Florida clinics and the main VA Medical Center in Orlando.

Report program updates directly to the Chief Medical Officer, VAMC Orlando and to the VA Central Office in Washington, DC.


1998-2010       ORLANDO VET CENTER, Orlando, FL
Mental Health Counselor

Counsel a diverse client population of war-era veterans suffering from PTSD and mood and anxiety disorders.

Provide marital, family, individual, and group counseling.

Counsel substance-abuse clients.

Facilitate instruction of relaxation techniques for stressful events.

Administer Psycho-education programs and training.

Conduct intake interviews; evaluate and assess walk-in clients.

Establish provisional diagnosis of individuals, develop treatment plans, maintain accurate records, and chart progress of counseling sessions using the DAP format.

Outreach lecturer to the private sector.

Grant proposal writer/researcher.

EEO administrator/facilitator.

Consult for medication requests to the VAOPC, Orlando.


1999-2003      VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
Professor of Psychology and Student Success

Professor for all courses of psychology offered by Valencia, day and evening classes, on East and Osceola campuses.

Developed learning centered lesson plans designed to incorporate community involvement, and promote student success.

Professor of Student Success, LifeMap advisor.

Enhance career path decisions by understanding the application of psychology in their chosen field.

Experienced in incorporating into lesson plans, the multi-sensory learning stimulation offered in a ASmart@ classroom.

FACC Valencia Board Member, Convention Delegate, Osceola Campus representative.

Faculty advisor for Valencia Paintball Club, Osceola Campus.

Attendee, Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Brief Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL, December, 2002.


 1998-2009       SUMMIT CHARTER SCHOOL, Orlando, FL
Chairman of the Board/Training Coordinator

Counsel SLD children grades 1-6 in a school environment.

Provide staff with training in specialized techniques that facilitate the special learning needs of their students.

Research, implement and train staff on various CBT programs.

Established a dynamic token economy model for use in classrooms.

Provide counseling services for students, families, and faculty.

Use play therapy, sand drawing, and an HO-scale Nascar racetrack.

Maintain good standing between school administration and the Department of Children and Family Service Office.


1995-1998       VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, Orlando, FL
Student

Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation program for disabled veterans.

Started college career in June 1995; completed Masters degree in May 2000.


1992-present    COMEDY CLUBS, National     Professional Stand-Up Comic

Headline performer in comedy clubs across the United States.

Contributing writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Appeared in four feature films.

Provided CD-rom game voiceover for Take2 interactive.


1989-1992       WXVX, Pittsburgh, PA
Morning Drive Disk Jockey

On-air talent. Wrote and performed the morning show.

Personal appearances, emcee for concert events, station PR, directly responsible for increased Arbitron ratings.


 1977-1984       U.S. Navy,
Submarine Service

Missile Technician, TS ETNAC BI, PRP

 

 2013  Qualified Supervisor, State of Florida


2011  Veterans Administration, Orlando, FL, Awarded a Blue Ribbon for outstanding job performance and representation of the VAMC Orlando.


2010  NBCC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


2008-2009       Summit Charter School, Orlando FL, Graduation Keynote Speaker.


2006-2009       Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes, Orlando, FL, Invited Conference lecturer, “Recovery for All.” A series of lectures based around how the family as a whole heals together after a severely wounded combat soldier returns home.


2005-2010       Veterans Affairs, Orlando Vet Center, Numerous special recognition awards, special contribution awards and incentive bonus awards for service above and beyond in the performance of assigned duties.


2004  Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Accepted for membership based on academic achievement.


2002  Professor of the Year, Valencia Community College, Osceola Campus


2001  Florida Association of Community Colleges, Miami, FL, Valencia Community College, Osceola Campus Representative Conference delegate.


1999  Milton Erickson Hypnotherapy Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
         Attended various seminars on using clinical hypnosis to control pain.


1999  Certified in Clinical Hypnosis, Orlando, FL
         State of  Florida, Rule 64B4-7.002 F.A.C.
         Dr. James Rini, Clinical Director


1998  Published/Presenter: SEPA Conference, Savannah, GA
         The Pre-Determination of Guilt: Jury Bias


1998  Assistant Director and Support Staffer
         The Third Conference on Automation Technology and Human Performance Conference, Norfolk, VA

 

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Milton Erickson Foundation
  • Phi Theta Kappa

 

References available upon request.

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